Mental Health Resources
If you or anyone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or any other type of crisis, you are not alone.
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL)
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This free and confidential service will provide crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Their website also offers a live chat for anyone in need.
Crisis Text Line (741-741)
TEXT: TALK to 741-741
The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, and it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their trained Crisis Counselors are available for coping with any painful emotion for which you need support.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention raises awareness, funds research, and provides support and resources to those affected by suicide.
Help reduce the stigma around depression and engage in a conversation in order to better understand and address mental health issues.
With more than 400 campus chapters, and hundreds of thousands of young adults all across the country, students are encouraged to reduce stigma by speaking out, reforming campus policies, and most importantly, empowering students struggling with mental health issues to get the help that they need.
Now Matters Now provides skills and support for coping with suicidal thoughts.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides confidential support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Their phone hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Veteran’s Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is available for veterans in crisis and their families and friends who are in need of support. Their hotline, text message service, and online chat are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide confidential support to those facing a crisis.
Addiction Resources provides a medically reviewed list of addiction hotlines. These hotlines are confidential, free, and exist to help those suffering from addiction even if they feel hopeless about recovery.
Other available mental health resources:
If you are seeking any form of mental health assistance, the below list of resources can provide support or refer you to a local resource which can help.
Provides a national directory of therapists, psychiatrists, group therapy, and other options.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Provides referrals to mental health care, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis treatment at a low cost/sliding scale.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
For information on the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of anxiety and depression.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
For information and online or in-person support for those with bipolar disorder and depression.
Above all, help is available. If there is any question as to who can help start the process, your primary care physician is available to answer questions and provide referrals.